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Issue Number 109
March 2012
 
 
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Stuff you might not know


  • Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
  • Coca-Cola was originally green.
  • It is impossible to lick your elbow.
  • The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:  - Alaska
  • The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
  • (now get this...)
  • The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
  • The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:
  • $ 16,400
  • The average number of people airborne over the U.S.in any given hour 61,000
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.
  • The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
    • Spades - King David
    • Hearts - Charlemagne
    • Clubs -Alexander, the Great
    • Diamonds - Julius Caesar
  • 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
  • If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. 
  • If the horse has one front leg in the air,  the person died because of wounds received in battle.
  • If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes
  • Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4,John Hancock and Charles Thomson .  Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
  • Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
    • A. Their birthplace
  • Q. Most boat owners name their boats.  What is the most popular boat name requested?
    • A. Obsession
  • Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter 'A'?
    • A. One thousand
  • Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes ,windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
    • A. All were invented by women.
  • Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
    • A. Honey
  • In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.  When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened,  making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'
  • At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

So now you know!

With thanks to crittermilker!


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